The first trailer for Lost River, the directorial debut effort from Half Nelson and The Place Beyond the Pines star Ryan Gosling (who also wrote the screenplay), has been released online by Warner Brothers Pictures.
The movie has had a bit of a bumpy ride thus far, being met with a mixture of applause and boos when screened at the Cannes Film Festival. But whether or not you’ll enjoy the final product or not is to be determined on another day. This is about the first trailer. And it’s most certainly a strange and just a little bit trippy trailer to behold. Clearly Gosling has been trying to learn from the directors that he has worked with in the past, especially in his time with Nicolas Winding Refn for Drive and Only God Forgives.
You can read more about Lost River and watch the first trailer below.
“Lost River” is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger. In the virtually abandoned city of Lost River, Billy (Christina Hendricks), a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld in her quest to save her childhood home and hold her family together. Her teenage son Bones (Iain De Casestecker) discovers a mystery about the origins of Lost River that triggers his curiosity and sets into motion an unexpected journey that will test his limits and the limits of those he loves.
Also starring in the movie is Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith, and Ben Mendelson.
Lost River is set for release in limited theaters beginning on April the 10th. It will also be made available in digital HD that very same day.
If curious, the song in the trailer is “Yes (Love Theme from Lost River)” by Chromatics, which you can currently grab as a free download right here.